12 Unique Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Cook

Learning how to cook can be equal parts exciting and challenging. It takes plenty of prep, trips to the store for ingredients, measuring, kitchen tools, and of course, there's always the hit-or-miss factor. However tedious it can be, cooking a winning meal for yourself, family and friends is very satisfying.

The perfect solution to take the tedious tasks out of cooking and provide high-quality ingredients is a monthly cooking subscription from the Cratejoy marketplace. Making home cooking a simple, enjoyable process, these subscriptions make great gifts for beginner cooks and pros alike.

From gifts to fire up the grill and subscriptions for spice lovers, to olive oils and wine, we've carefully curated a list of gift ideas for home chefs, novice cooks, or anyone else who wants to try their hand in the kitchen.

1. Us | Authentic Italian Experience


What's Included: The Authentic Italian Experience subscription brings a uniquely Italian meal each month. Gift a night in with family or friends with a meal kit that delivers an artisanal dinner featuring traditional Italian flavors. Each month’s box brings all that’s needed to prepare a delicious meal for 4, including a starter like antipasto, a pasta with a paired sauce, and sweet chocolate for dessert.

Price: Starts at $35.42/month

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 4th-11th of the month

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2. SpiceBreeze


What's Included: Sending the gift of exotic spices to home cooks and grill masters, the SpiceBreeze monthly subscription box is ideal for anyone looking to experience the best flavors from across the globe. Each delivery includes freshly ground, pre-portioned spices, enough to create 2 or 4 authentic entree recipes at home, along with detailed recipes to make preparation a cinch.

Price: Starts at $5.60/month

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. based on your selected schedule

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3. International Meal Kits by Takeout Kit


What's Included: Try your hand at bold global flavors by cooking up some of the world’s finest dishes with International Meal Kits from Takeout Kit. From India, to Poland or Italy, each meal kit features a dish from a different country, delivering all the necessary ingredients, pre-measured for ease, to prepare some restaurant favorites in under an hour.

Price: Starts at $29.99/month

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. immediately after receipt of order

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4. He Wines, She Dines


What's Included: The He Wines, She Dines bi-monthly subscription box makes a great gift for veteran home chefs that want to experience a range of wines to serve alongside their culinary creations. Sending wines from the world curated to specific tastes and budgets, each box brings a tasty bottle to enjoy with the next fine meal, along with a featured item that makes a great complement to the wine, from candles to chocolates.

Price: Starts at $49.00/month

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 9th of the month

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What's Included: Most chefs would agree, to be extraordinary in the kitchen, the quality of a meal depends on the quality of the ingredients and tools used to prepare it. Every CHEFTRUNK focuses on delivering only the best by sending an assortment of 6-8 chef-tested and hard-to-find ingredients, plus a bonus kitchen gadget each month. Bring the wow factor to the dining table by crafting chef-worthy signature dishes.

Price: Starts at $18.00/month

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of each month

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6. Farm to People


What's Included: Farm to People’s monthly Tasting Box packs a whole lot of gourmet flavor to step up anyone’s home-cooked creations. Great for both novice or expert cooks, each box features artisanally crafted fresh foods and sauces sourced from across the country and sent with delectable recipes. Every delivery strives to send ingredients guaranteed to make the next meal shine, while supporting small-batch producers.

Price: Starts at $29.95/month

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. sometime near mid-month

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7. Naples Olive Oil Company


What's Included: Two staples every home cook needs in their pantry are high-quality extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Naples Olive Oil Company’s monthly subscription boxes send these must-haves each month. With 3 different subscription sizes available, each box delivers 1 bottle of flavored extra virgin olive oil, 1 bottle of balsamic vinegar, and 2 outstanding recipes that showcase this fine pairing.

Price: Starts at $15.00/month

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 10th of the month

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8. Culinarie Kit


What's Included: From home cooks to aspiring chefs, the quarterly Culinarie Kit packs only the finest ingredients to craft creative dishes. Each box presents an assortment of fresh ingredients, unique and useful kitchen tools and gadgets, and a chef-developed handcrafted spice blend. Every 3 months, this subscription delivers a cooking adventure for all skill levels!

Price: Starts at $47.49/quarter

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 7 business days of receipt of order

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9. All You Can Spice


What's Included: Revel in the spice of life by enjoying the global flavors packed into All You Can Spice. Unbox a new bottled seasoning each month, along with 3 recipes that highlight its full potential, while unlocking the tastes of different cultural cuisines. Each box showcases spices from a different region in the world, and an interactive online community offers a platform to engage with other adventurous eaters.

Price: Starts at $8.99/month

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or around the 20th

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10. Gusto di Roma


What's Included: Gusto di Roma is a first-class ticket to a premium culinary journey to the sunny Mediterranean, allowing anyone to indulge in the sweet and savory tastes of Italy. Sending a curated mix of 5-6 Italian appetizers and sweets, from artisanal charcuterie and olives, to honey nougats and almond biscotti, there’s a deliciously decadent variety of Italy’s best in every box.

Price: Starts at $59.99/every 2 months

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of each month

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